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French Folk scene

Les in Chorlton 31 Dec 10 - 09:42 AM
GUEST,Bluesman James 31 Dec 10 - 10:33 AM
JHW 31 Dec 10 - 11:33 AM
GUEST,DonMeixner 31 Dec 10 - 11:56 AM
Fidjit 31 Dec 10 - 12:42 PM
John P 31 Dec 10 - 03:20 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Jan 11 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,aeola 01 Jan 11 - 03:43 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Jan 11 - 03:46 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 01 Jan 11 - 03:56 PM
GUEST,Dave Eyre 01 Jan 11 - 05:41 PM
Les in Chorlton 02 Jan 11 - 03:46 AM
Fidjit 02 Jan 11 - 03:54 AM
Les in Chorlton 02 Jan 11 - 05:25 AM
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Subject: Review: French Folk scene
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 09:42 AM

A question I have asked in other ways but ................

Is their a French Folk / Traditional / Old Music 'scene', what ever that means?

I know a bit about Brittany and have been to a number of events and enjoyed them.

Do other areas of France have Folk Clubs, Folk Nights, Sessions, Concerts,Festivals long or short, music in bars, etc.

If so how does one find it?

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Review: French Folk scene
From: GUEST,Bluesman James
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 10:33 AM

There is a Putamayo CD "Acoustic France" and another "Paris Cafe`" that seem to indicate some sort of a scene.
There is also a Putamayo radio hours that highlights different venues arouond the world and according to Dan Storpher and Rosalie Howard (owners of Putamayo series) there is a thriving acoustic scene in Paris as well as a thriving World Music scene:
Again, I am relying on secondary scources but many of the West African/ Conglese Rumba performers: Amadou Y Mariam, Papa Wemba, Ayo and Koffi Otimude are well received in France.
Perhaps someone living in France or has recently visited can verify this


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Subject: RE: Review: French Folk scene
From: JHW
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 11:33 AM

Alas I have not been to France this century but I long subscribed to Trad Magazine
which has lots of what's on info


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Subject: RE: Review: French Folk scene
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 11:56 AM

I imagine THERE is. But my trouble with the French is they have a different word for so many things it is hard for me to understand THEIR songs.

Consider the word French. Notice it has an invisible "T" in it's spelling but it is hinted at as it is pronounced. Which leads me to wonder why we don't spell pants as pance. The "T" is visible but silent. And don't get me started on soldier and the invisible "G".

Puzzling, n'cest pas?

Happy New Year.

Don


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Subject: RE: Review: French Folk scene
From: Fidjit
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 12:42 PM

Les.
Might I suggest you get hold of a copy of this years, "Folk Music Journal" Somehow. A subscription to EFDSS would do the job.

In it you will find at the back (page 157)a rather excellently written review of a 10 CD set on French music. "Anthologie des musiques traditionelles" From all areas of France and beyond.
There's a link for you too

fremeaux.com

I'm sure it would help your quest.

Happy New Year to you.

Chas


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: John P
Date: 31 Dec 10 - 03:20 PM

Saint Chartiers festival


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 01:52 PM

Thanks Chas, I have the FMJ and will re-read the review in question.

Thanks John, that's just what I was looking for. The existence of this kind of festival suggests a 'Folk Scene' of some size and sophistication. Does anyone else know of other similar events or ways of finding out about smaaller local events?

Thanks to JHW for the link to the French Trad magazine. My French is basically non-existant. But I will find a way arond that.

Cheers

L in C#


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: GUEST,aeola
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 03:43 PM

Ask Flossie!!


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 03:46 PM

Good point aeola

See what I can do

L in C#


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 03:56 PM

I get the impression theres something afoot over there, but I guess its like their film and drama world - the language means that they ain't looking outside the country. That is to say it imposes isolation, but it adds strength.

Rather like the German film industry produced the genius Rainer Werner Fassbender - because it was German language and not really looking for a stateside release.

Does anybody over there know the work of a guitarist called Chris Lancry. I first heard his work accompanying a documentary film late at night on TV. I e-mailed him, but i haven't heard much of him since.


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: GUEST,Dave Eyre
Date: 01 Jan 11 - 05:41 PM

fell by accident into the traditional music festival of Brittany last year, middle of September at Gourin. Great weekend with real beer on hand pumps!


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 03:46 AM

It's the fact that Brittany is so good that keeps me searching for other places and other old music. It clearly exists but seems hard to track down

L in C#


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: Fidjit
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 03:54 AM

Les

try this

Chas


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Subject: RE: French Folk scene
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 05:25 AM

Brilliant Chas, It will take me a while to get to grips with but I have whiles

Thanks a lot

L in C#


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